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Dragon rally.

Post by buckles » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:19 am

Who's off to the dragon this weekend, me an some mates are going won't be on the daihatsu tho :cry: still have loads of work to do on it.

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Re: Dragon rally.

Post by TedV » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:40 pm

Since you are in England, something says you are not talking about this Dragon in the US http://www.tailofthedragon.com/dragon.html

11 miles with 318 curves. It's kind of over rated since too many people clog up the road along with a 30mph speedlimit patroled by officers of the law at times

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Re: Dragon rally.

Post by Redkite » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:40 pm

Its February, its cold, so it must be time for the Dragon rally in North Wales again.
Its location usually changes each year, this time a (very scenic) sewage farm nr Capel Curig. This was my first rally on diesel power, and around a 330 mile round trip from the Midlands, taking in Caernarfon and Conwy.
Charging problems on the way were sorted with the help of a fireblade-owning garage ramp engineer in his van who identified a lack of 12v at the alternator excitor wire, also big thanks to the bikers from Derby for the push. No other issues luckily.
After a total soaking the last 2 years, combined with gale-force winds last year, it was a nice change to see some sunshine and clear skies – it did mean sub-zero night time temps, but camping was sorted with 2 sleeping bags.
I saw a green Enfield diesel outfit on the way nr Betws, who I'm sure is known to many forum watchers, and I compared notes with Manchester-based Adam on his nicely engineered Kubota-Guzzi. He follows the Dieselbike forum, and also attends the Dent rally in May with other forum members.
Lots of interest in the bike and a great weekend for just 17 quids-worth of diesel!

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